View Full Version : Stormreach Chronicle 03-27-09

03-27-2009, 01:35 PM
A weekly look at what's happening around the forums! Tips, community spotlights, Turbine info, and more!


These players have gone above and beyond the call with a great contribution to the community!

General_Bob (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=234345) has found a new way to pass time spent waiting for Mod 9's release: betting! With a 5000pp minimum wager, the pool is sure to be huge, so head over to his thread (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176569) and earn some plat!

Looking for a guild? Try one of our featured guilds today!

Guild: Eye of Kemet
Server: Thelanis
Recruitment Thread: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176509

About The Guild: There's a new guild here on Thelanis (my home server) specifically for Ancient Egyptian interests and Kemetic Orthodoxy people. We're named the Eye of Kemet, and it's a balanced guild (both RP and normal gaming). The only thing that we do require is that you're interested in Ancient Egypt and/or have a character based from it.

Over 500 guilds have pages in the Compendium guild listings (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_and_Character_listings_by_server), and yours can too! Try a template (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_Page_Templates) today!
Looking for a guild? Stop by the Compendium (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_and_Character_listings_by_server) and Guild Matchup Forums (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39)!
Would you like your guild to be featured in the Chronicle? Send a PM to the Community Team!


Join other aspiring builders as we take a look at this week's user-created character builds!

Featured Build: The Wacky
(http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176677) Featured Build: Unorthodox (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176776)
Looking for a character design? Unsure which feat you should take next? Seeking build feedback? Be sure to stop by the Character Build Forum (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=175)


Helping new or returning players, one topic at a time!

DDO Dictionary: Modifier
Definition: Any bonus or penalty applying to a die roll. A positive modifier is a bonus, and a negative modifier is a penalty. Modifiers from the same source do not stack, and modifiers with specific descriptors generally do not stack with others of the same type. If more than one modifier of a type is present, only the best bonus or worst penalty in that grouping applies. Bonuses or penalties that do not have descriptors stack with those that do. Example: Enhancement bonuses to Wisdom do not stack with other enhancement bonuses to Wisdom, but a morale bonus to saves does stack with a luck bonus to saves.


In a world where threads are tasty and posts are food, one Cube has chosen a question.
Now he's looking for answers...

This Week's Question, baddax (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=94474) asks:
How do Cubes reproduce? Are there male and female cubes? Are they like slimes and oozes that reproduce by splitting?

This week's answers:
Jefro (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=31926) says: The cube does not reproduced, its just the master of space time and there is really only one cube!

The Cube has always been affiliated with time travel, it was no coincidence that the TARDIS was built like a cube.

Borror0 (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=37042) says: The Cube does not reproduce. There is only one Cube. He is omnipresent and almighty.

All hail the Cube!

Aerniel (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=46153) says: The cube is too sacred to be split, but at the same time too sacred to reproduce. He is almight and immortal! THESE THINGS ARE MEANINGLESS TO THE CUBE!

Normally The Cube would not reveal its secrets, but The Cube feels compelled to answer its fans. The Cube is all Cubes, for there is only One Cube.
- Your friend, The Cube

Next week's question, BurnerD (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=33634) asks:
Is Eladrin still around? If not, what do you think happened to him?

Think you have a good question for the community? Let The Cube judge!
Send your question for the Community to DDO@turbine.com - your questions/answers could make it past The Cube's belly, and into the next Chronicle! Make sure to identify yourself!


Datacenter move on Monday! Read this post (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177068) for information regarding the move and the downtime associated with it. Rejoice!
Don't forget to learn about Mod 9's PvP enhancements (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176973)!
It's March Mayhem (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/tournament/region/north), and we know you guys want to take home that title for a second year in a row. Share your support for Turbine, and show the world why our community is the best one out there!
The third part of the Art of Shavarath series (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176929) is available for viewing, and for downloading as a wallpaper (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177069)!
Due to the imminent takedown of Bethesda in the March Mayhem tournament, you've earned another Mod 9 tidbit (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177195)!
Congratulations to Kalanth for making it to the final round of the DDO Anniversary Video Spotlight! This is the final week that we're accepting nominations, so get your videos in! Click here (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=176720) to nominate your favorite video!

You can follow along with the latest Turbine talk right here on the forums!
Visit: The Dev Tracker (http://forums.ddo.com/turbine_tracker.php?tracker=devtracker), News & Announcements (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2), and The QA Lodge (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=151924)

Tune in next week for another Stormreach Chronicle!
You can visit the Compendium for an archive of previous issues (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Stormreach_Chronicle_Archive) of the Stormreach Chronicle!

03-27-2009, 05:27 PM
Do the Devs have another cool April fools prank ready for us this year? I hope so.

03-29-2009, 03:50 PM
I'd find it funny.

03-29-2009, 08:07 PM
That would be funny if the servers were down all day to with the message that mod 9 is updating or some such